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Chicago Stuffed Spinach Pizza

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Warm water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Very Warm)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All purpose flour 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Crushed tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz) (With Added Puree)
  Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 30 Ounce, thawed, well drained
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated romano cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated freshly
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Sliced mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

For dough: Dissolve sugar and yeast in water in a large bowl; let stand until bubbly.
Stir in oil.
Stir in 4 cups of the flour until smooth; stir in remaining flour as needed until stiff dough forms.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
Put in greased bowl; turn to coat top.
Let rise, covered, in a warm place for 1 hour, or until double in bulk.
For sauce: Heat olive oil in a large saucepan.
Add garlic; saute 2 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
Simmer 30 minutes, or until very thick.
For filling: Mix spinach, mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, salt, pepper, basil, garlic, olive oil and mushrooms in a large bowl.
Punch dough down.
Let rest 10 minutes.
Roll two thirds of dough into a 16 inch circle.
Fit into 12 inch diameter, deep dish pizza pan; let sides of dough overhang.
Put spinach filling into center of dough; smooth evenly over surface.
Roll remaining one third of dough on lightly floured surface to a 12 inch circle.
Put over filling; crimp edges; cut excess dough at edges so dough is level with top crust.
Pour tomato sauce over dough to cover.
Bake in a preheated 450°F oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until dough is golden.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pizza
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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